Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Global Research Initiative in S, University of Calgary
About this SPEAKER
Dr. Marwa Hannouf is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada within the Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources (GRI). She received her PhD in Environmental Design specializing in Energy and Environmental Systems from the University of Calgary in 2018. In her PhD, she took her business background to a different level by studying the potential of life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) including environmental, economic and social assessment to guide companies’ decision-making in reducing their environmental impacts while achieving sustainability goals. Currently, Dr. Hannouf is building on her work done during her PhD to continue mitigating problem shifting and sub-optimization while exploring further the methodological aspects and practical application of LCSA in different contexts including energy related technology development. The goal of her current project, with the team, is to create a safe and desirable operating space defining thresholds for technologies/product systems to meet on the three dimensions of sustainability including environmental, economic and social dimensions. Implementing research results into a practical tool, Dr. Hannouf with the team are currently developing a commercial software tool for sustainability assessment within their new start-up TOSSA Sustainability Services supported by University of Calgary.